Patient & Physician Advocacy Center
ICEP knows emergency physicians in Illinois face a number of critical issues, ranging from dwindling Medicaid reimbursement rates, to rising medical malpractice insurance, to the mental health bed availability crisis.
ICEP has a demonstrated record of accomplishment representing emergency physicians’ interests within the legislative and regulatory arena. In recent years, ICEP has fought vigorously to amend both the balance billing and Medicaid SMART acts to make their implementation more amenable to emergency physicians and our patients.
The Patient & Physician Advocacy Center is your home base for the information, updates and action alerts for all of the issues ICEP takes on to represent you in Springfield.
ACEP Capital Minute
Here’s a new edition of ACEP’s Capital Minute for the second week of February, 2018. The Capital Minute is a video update showing the latest developments coming out of Washington, D.C. that affect emergency physicians and patients.
This week, ACEP reports on:
- the end of the second federal government shutdown;
- the federal government’s new spending agreement and the effect on emergency care;
- the president’s budget;
- FDA meeting on opioids;
- CDC director steps down;
- And LAC registration opens.
ACEP Resource Page
Illinois Department of Public Health Resource Page
ICEP End of Session Legislative Report – prepared by Illinois Strategies LLC.
MACfacts: Key Findings on Medicaid and CHIP –
Revisiting Emergency Department Use in Medicaid, July 2014 Issue
HFS Informational Notice – Increased Payment for Primary Care Services
FOID Emergency Rules Advisory PowerPoints
The Department of Healthcare and Family Services (HFS) has issued the following PowerPoint presentations to clarify the emergency rules related to the FOID mental health reporting requirements implemented as part of the concealed carry legislation in Illinois.